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Postby Chelle » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:27 am

I was skinny growing up but after having children I gained alot of weight & didnt really want to lose weight becuase I though why bother when was always going to have another child so after my second child I never really new how much overweight I was becuase I never owned a set of scales.
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Postby Ally » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:17 pm

I have never been slim....all my life I have been overweight and each time I have tried to lose weight I end up bigger than when I started......I came close once though, but blew it completely. Looking back now (oh yes hindsight is a wonderful thing :roll: ) I will always regret letting myself go again and ballooning out, but what's done is done and now I have to look ahead and realise that I can lose weight.
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Postby tanya » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:49 pm

i think i was skinny when i was about 5 years old. after that i just started to put it on. In about year 7 some came off. and in year 8-9 i started to lose a bit more. was my skinniest at a size 12-14. I never used scales coz i hated to see what they read. Then balooned to a size 16 after losing my mum and then kept creeping up after losing my dad until i reached a size 22. No im about a size 20 and having trouble to keep myself from eating the wrong things..
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Postby Mandie » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:51 pm

ally - i know what you mean about looking back. sure, hindsight is 20/20 but i think back to my teenage years and i think WHYYYY did i quit netball, and WHYYYYY did i quit rowing, and WHYYYY did i never do any sort of exercise again? if i could go back and i would lessen the junk i ate and force myself to GET MOVING!

but.. looking back doesn't help except to teach us not to repeat the past.. NOW is the time to do it ally.. and we will :)
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Postby Misstoodles » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:47 am

Yeah :( Never been slim. I've always been the overweight female out of the groups of kids my age I've hung around.

But there is one good thing about this - Every couple of kilo I lose I'm closer to seeing what I actually look like! It's rather exciting. I'm not worried about being disappointed with how I turn out either, because it's got to be better than fat!
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Postby JP1 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:18 pm

not at all overweight (played loads of sport) until about seventeen when I found the beer monster lol

was last 75 Kgs in 1983

gradually gained weight since but more so over the last ten years!
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Postby opal630 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:31 pm

I was skinny as a kid, took ballroom dance lessons 3 times a week till I was 16 so was always well toned and able to eat anything. Had to give up dancing when I moved to Melbourne, gradually went up and up, was around 70 when I finished high school (thought I was huge and disgusting).

Suffered pretty bad depression during the first two years of uni and went up to around 88 kilos. Ate nothing but steamed vegies and rice crackers and worked out 2-3 hours a day for about 9 months to get back down to ~54 kilos. Maintained that for about 3 months before falling off the wagon and have put on about 5-7 kilos a year to make it up to 103 kilos. Those 3 months were pure bliss!
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Postby hushpuppy » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:42 am

was size 10/12 up till late teens the after going out partying not walking playing sport and having kids its been a endless battle .
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Postby help6363 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:22 am

I was 55kg (so I was small), then I started starving myself and guess what? Then I started eating and eating and eating!

I really wish I NEVER starved myself in the past!
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Postby GoddessInside » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:23 am

I was always that fat kid at school. Always tried losing it, but never had the willpower to stick it out.

I've put more and more weight on over the years, the majority of my weight was put on in the last 10 yrs where I put on 70kgs. I attribute that to emotional eating due to an abusive relationship, then we had a family tragedy where my dad was killed and that was it, food became my comforter.

But now ... its all a different story :D So looking forward to buying clothes from a store again, instead of having them made or buying from the US :D
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Postby soon2bayummymummy » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:36 pm

yeah i found just being comfortable in my relationship did not help with having 3 kids within 5yrs but its hard with u eat for comfort after something bad happens whether it be a death or just work or family etc.
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Postby Juddy » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:58 pm

Overweight all my life. I used to wonder what I'd look like if I didn't have the chubby cheeks. I've mostly lost them now and it's amazing how people change their perceptions of you.

I'm not saying I'm a smoking hot guy or anything, but girls that shot me down 2 years ago are suddenly realising my existence... coincidence?

If I reach my goal I'll keep an old photo or two with me in my wallet to remind me where I came from :)
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